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Southeastern Pennsylvania's Best Multipurpose Players on the Gridiron

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by www.philly.com
 

Southeastern Pennsylvania's best multipurpose players on the gridiron

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Southeastern Pennsylvania's best multipurpose players on the gridiron

We continue our top 10 football tour with a review of the area's best two-way, multipurpose playmakers in the area.

Our subjective list is based on a player's overall impact to a team, including contributions on offense, defense, and as a special-teams performer. Most in this group have added value because of their kick-returning abilities.

1. Nate Smith, Archbishop Wood, senior, 6-foot, 190 pounds. Since coming over from George Washington, Smith has shined as a wideout, ball-hawking safety, and kick returner. The Division I-A recruit is considering Temple and West Virginia, among others.

2. Will Parks, Germantown, senior, 6-1, 180.On offense, the speedy Pittsburgh recruit serves as a running back, usually when the Bears are near the end zone, and receiver. He posted three touchdowns against Samuel Fels, including an 87-yard interception return.

3. Damiere Shaw, Cardinal O'Hara, senior, 5-10, 170. Shaw, a Temple recruit who has been clocked at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash, sparks the Lions as a running back, cornerback, and kick returner.

4. Brandon Shippen, Norristown, senior, 5-10, 175. Through six games, the Temple-bound Shippen, who doubles as a lockdown cornerback, had rushed for 803 yards and eight scores.

5. Sean Coleman, La Salle, junior, 5-9, 160. While his future is in lacrosse, where he is a topflight midfielder, Coleman is also quite a catalyst on the gridiron. He is a major threat as a receiver, cornerback, and kick returner.

6. Raul Quinones, Father Judge, senior, 5-11, 180. Quinones has been a stalwart at tailback and outside linebacker. Against Roman Catholic, he returned a second-half kickoff 91 yards for a score.

7. Brandon Peoples, Archbishop Wood, senior, 5-10, 180. The Temple commit is best known for his abilities as a ballcarrier and blocker for Desmon Peoples, his cousin, but he's also been a force as an outside linebacker/speed-rushing end.

8. Richie Sampson, Unionville, senior, 6-2, 195. At cornerback, Sampson, sidelined last season by a foot injury, has shined against the Ches-Mont League's best wideouts. He entered the weekend with 686 rushing yards and nine TDs.

9. Dan Gevirtz, North Penn, senior, 5-11, 175. In Friday night's 35-0 win over Quakertown, Gevirtz, a crafty wide receiver and cornerback, closed the scoring by returning the second-half kickoff 89 yards.

10. Teron Dobbs, Archbishop Carroll, senior, 5-10, 160. The speedster showed his versatility in Week 6 against Penn Charter. He ran for a 7-yard touchdown, caught a 45-yard TD pass, and returned a punt for a 77-yard score.

Twenty others to watch, listed alphabetically: Kyle Adkins, Archbishop Wood, senior; Myles Brooker, Germantown, senior; Mark Doe, Academy Park, senior; Seth Ehlo, Central Bucks West, senior; William Fuller, Roman Catholic, junior; Mike Gentile, Haverford High, senior; Ronnie Gillespie, Upper Perkiomen, senior; Jim Haley, Monsignor Bonner, junior; Chris Jones, Coatesville, junior; Julian Kaminoff, New Hope-Solebury, senior; Josh Lee, Abington, senior; Eric Medes, St. Joseph's Prep, senior; Bobby Marterella, Neshaminy, senior; Skyler Mornhinweg, St. Joseph's Prep, senior; Jon Neiman, Boyertown, senior; Matt Roberts, Quakertown, senior; Matt Smalley, Father Judge, senior; Taishan Tucker, Roman Catholic, senior; Jay Watkins, Cardinal O'Hara, senior; Javon White, Souderton, senior.



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